A CLERK AT A MARKET in San Francisco’s Richmond District has died after being attacked during a robbery last week, authorities said.

The attack happened at about 9:30 p.m. last Thursday in the 3900 block of Balboa Street, where officers arrived to find a 60-year-old man lying on the ground unconscious. He was taken to a hospital and succumbed to his injuries there Tuesday, according to San Francisco police.

The victim has been identified as Yohannes “John” Tewolde, who worked as a clerk at Richmond Market at 3950 Balboa St. where the attack occurred, said Supervisor Connie Chan, who represents the Richmond District on the Board of Supervisors.

The passing of Tewolde “has deeply impacted his family and our community,” Chan said. A vigil is planned for 9 p.m. Thursday at the market at Balboa Street and 41st Avenue where the attack occurred.

Chan said the Richmond District on the west end of the city “is not without the challenges to public safety and quality of life issues that the rest of our city faces. Often though, it seems that we are not given the same resources that our neighborhood needs and deserves.”

She said the community “will continue to stand united in our demand for resources for crime prevention, we will continue to fight for increased Richmond Police Station staffing, retired police officer ambassadors, street crisis team deployment, and more.”

A GoFundMe campaign set up to help Tewolde’s family at https://www.gofundme.com/f/outer-richmond-community had raised more than $54,000 as of Wednesday afternoon.

Police have not made an arrest in the case or released any suspect details. Anyone with information about the attack is asked to contact the SFPD tip line at (415) 575-4444 or to send a tip by text message to TIP411 with “SFPD” at the start of the message.

Dan McMenamin is the managing editor at Bay City News, directing daily news coverage of the 12-county greater Bay Area. He has worked for BCN since 2008 and has been managing editor since 2014 after previously serving as BCN’s San Francisco bureau reporter. A UC Davis graduate, he came to BCN after working for a newspaper and nonprofit in the Davis area. He handles staffing, including coaching of our interns, day-to-day coverage decisions and management of the newswire.